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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:51 AM
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38. Ignorance and Xenophobia.

"The Principle of Mnz (Min-tsu, 民族主義 "The People's Relation/Connection" or "Government of the People"): Nationalism. By this, Sun meant freedom from imperialist domination.
The Principle of Mnqun (Min-ch'an, 民權主義 "The People's Power" or "Government by the People"): Democracy. To Sun, it represented a Western constitutional government. First, he divided political life of his ideal for China into two 'powers':
The power of politics (zhngqun): This is the power of the people to express their political wishes, similar to a parliament in other countries, and is represented by the National Assembly.
The power of governance (zhqun): this is the power of administration. Here he expanded the European-American constitutional theory of a three-branch government and a system of checks and balances by incorporating traditional Chinese administrative tradition to create a government of five branches (each of which is called a yun or 'court').
The Principle of Mnshēng (Min-sheng, 民生主義 "The People's Welfare/Livelihood" or "Government for the People"): this is sometimes translated as socialism, although the government of Chiang Kai-Shek shied away from translating it as such. Sun understood it as an industrial economy and equality of land holdings for the Chinese peasant farmers."

As for "He might even consider having surgery to establish the epicanthic fold over his eyes so as to fit in better over there"- what an incredibly ugly and pointless thing to say.
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